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The Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1790
The Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1790
by:Jefferson, Thomas.
In 1821, at the age of seventy-seven, Thomas Jefferson decided to "state some recollections of dates and facts concerning myself." His ancestors, Jefferson writes, came to America from Wales in the early seventeenth century and settled in the Virginia colony. Jefferson's father, although uneducated, possessed a "strong mind and sound judgement" and raised his family in the far western frontier of the colony, an experience that contributed to his son's eventual staunch defense of individual and state rights. Jefferson attended the College of William and Mary, entered the law, and in 1775 was elected to represent Virginia at the Continental Congress in Philadelphia, an event that propelled him to all of his future political fortunes. Jefferson's autobiography continues through the entire Revolutionary War period, and his insights and information about persons, politics, and events--including the drafting of the Declaration of Independence, his service in France with Benjamin Franklin, and his observations on the French Revolution--are of immense value to both scholars and general readers. Jefferson ends this account of his life at the moment he returns to New York to become secretary of state in 1790.Complementing the other major autobiography of the period, Benjamin Franklin's, The Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson, reintroduced for this edition by historian Michael Zuckerman, gives us a glimpse into the private life and associations of one of America's most influential personalities. Alongside Jefferson's absorbing narrative of the way compromises were achieved at the Continental Congress are comments about his own health and day-to-day life that allow the reader to picture him more fully as a human being. Throughout, Jefferson states his opinions and ideas about many issues, including slavery, the death penalty, and taxation. Although Jefferson did not carry this autobiography further into his eventual presidency, the foundations fo.
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ISBN: 0812200101, 9780812200102
OCLC: 979630678

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Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson
Autobiography of Thomas Jefferson
by Jefferson, Thomas,
eBook
ISBN: 9780486818627, 0486818624
Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
Papers of Thomas Jefferson.
by Jefferson, Thomas,
eBook
ISBN: 0691185352, 9780691185354
The papers of Thomas Jefferson.
The papers of Thomas Jefferson.
by Jefferson, Thomas,
eBook
ISBN: 9781400845279, 1400845270
The papers of Thomas Jefferson.
The papers of Thomas Jefferson.
by Jefferson, Thomas,
eBook
ISBN: 9780691184654, 0691184658
Papers of Thomas Jefferson Retirement Series.
Papers of Thomas Jefferson Retirement Series.
by Jefferson, Thomas,
eBook
ISBN: 1400890470, 9781400890477, 9780691184814, 069118481X
The life and selected writings of Thomas Jefferson
The life and selected writings of Thomas Jefferson
by Jefferson, Thomas,
New York :Modern Library, 2004, ©1993.
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ISBN: 0375752188, 9780375752186
Jefferson himself : the personal narrative of a many-sided American
Jefferson himself : the personal narrative of a many-sided American
by Jefferson, Thomas,
Boston :Houghton Mifflin Co., 1942.
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ISBN: 9780813902845, 0813902843
Papers
Papers
by Jefferson, Thomas,
Princeton :Princeton University Press, 1950-<2009>
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ISBN: 9780691170466, 0691177724, 9780691177724, 1400833728, 0691170460, 9781400833726
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
by Bottorff, William K.,
Boston :Twayne Publishers, 1979.
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ISBN: 080577260X, 9780805772609
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
by Risjord, Norman K.
Madison, Wis. :Madison House, 1994.
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ISBN: 9780945612384, 0945612397, 0945612389, 9780945612391
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
by Bernstein, Richard B.,
New York :Oxford University Press, 2005.
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ISBN: 9780195181302, 0195181301
Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson
by Moscow, Henry,
eBook
ISBN: 9781612308340, 1612308341
The wisdom of Thomas Jefferson
The wisdom of Thomas Jefferson
by Jefferson, Thomas,
New York :Philosophical Library : 2010.
eBook
ISBN: 9781453202661, 1453202668
Jefferson on Jefferson
Jefferson on Jefferson
by Jefferson, Thomas,
eBook
ISBN: 0813159350, 9780813159355
The papers of Thomas Jefferson.
The papers of Thomas Jefferson.
by Jefferson, Thomas,
eBook
ISBN: 9780691189116, 0691189110
The papers of Thomas Jefferson
The papers of Thomas Jefferson
by Jefferson, Thomas,
PRINCETON :PRINCETON UNIV PRESS, 1951.
eBook
ISBN: 9780691184692, 0691184690
The papers of Thomas Jefferson
The papers of Thomas Jefferson
by Jefferson, Thomas,
PRINCETON :PRINCETON UNIV PRESS, 1952.
eBook
ISBN: 0691184704, 9780691184708
American sphinx : the character of Thomas Jefferson
American sphinx : the character of Thomas Jefferson
by Ellis, Joseph J.,
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ISBN: 9780679444909, 0679444904
Jefferson : writings
Jefferson : writings
by Jefferson, Thomas,
eBook
ISBN: 1598533487, 9781598533484
Biography.
Biography.
by Perkins, Jack,
[United States] :A & E Audiobooks ; ℗1997.
Audiobook on Cassette
ISBN: 9780767004411, 0767004418